Thursday, May 12, 2011
Why Fair Trade Matters
In addition to buying local food, products and services, shopping with awareness of global fair trade can also strengthen our local economy. When you use your dollar to support a fair trade product, you are ensuring that jobs in your own community are not being sent to foreign countries to decrease labor costs. You are also casting a vote in favor of a higher global standard of environmental awareness which impacts us all.
Behind each fair trade product is a story. Ask your local farmer or the shopkeeper at a fair trade store. They will tell you the story of how a person's life has been improved because of people like yourself and everyone who supports fair trade.